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          SENATE COMMITTEE ON APPROPRIATIONS
                             Senator Ricardo Lara, Chair
                            2015 - 2016  Regular  Session

          AB 101 (Alejo) - Pupil instruction: ethnic studies.
          
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          |Version: June 1, 2015           |Policy Vote: ED. 9 - 0          |
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          |Urgency: No                     |Mandate: No                     |
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          |Hearing Date: August 27, 2015   |Consultant: Jillian Kissee      |
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          *********** ANALYSIS ADDENDUM - SUSPENSE FILE ***********
             The following information is revised to reflect amendments 
                     adopted by the committee on August 27, 2015


          Bill  
          Summary:  This bill requires the Superintendent of Public  
          Instruction (Superintendent) to oversee, and the State Board of  
          Education (Board) to adopt, an ethnic studies model curriculum,  
          as specified.  This bill also requires an Ethnic Studies  
          Advisory Committee to make recommendations on the development of  
          the model curriculum.


          Fiscal  
          Impact:  
           Anticipated costs to the California Department of Education of  
            about $476,000 in the first year and $313,000 in the second  
            year to develop the model curriculum and support the Ethnic  
            Studies Advisory Committee.  This includes two full-time and  
            two part-time positions.  (General Fund)









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          Committee  
          Amendments:  Amend to reduce ongoing costs by eliminating the  
          following requirements: the Board to adopt "other support  
          systems"; advisory committee duties that go beyond providing  
          recommendations on the model curriculum; and the submission of  
          an implementation plan by the Superintendent.


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